A while ago, Steve posted about the Stop the Meter Petition. Well, I got the following email from them! It looks like things are maybe moving in the right direction!
But of course, nothing moves without money, so they’re looking for donations. Here’s the info.
The fight to stop usage based Internet billing is gathering momentum.
You already know that over 21,000 people signed the Stop The Meter petition, but have you heard about the other ways we’re picking up speed? Did you know…
- …that MPs like Libby Davies have also added their names to show that they are on our side?
- …that a motion has been put forward at Vancouver City Hall to get the City Council to call on the CRTC to reverse their bad decision?
The momentum is with us, but we need to build on it and push the issue forward into the new year. We can’t succeed without your help.
Usage-based billing may very well be the greatest threat to the Internet ever, and only the CRTC can stop this nightmare. We urgently need to gather funds to buy full-page ads, and make the massive wave of public outrage over Internet metering impossible for our Media Regulator to ignore.
In just a few days we’re already half way to our goal of raising our goal $10,000, but we need your help to get there. Big telecom companies are already moving forward with their plans to add new fees to your Internet bill and change the way the Internet works.
Let’s raise $10,000 by the end of December to take this fight to Ottawa!
Will you make a donation to the Stop The Meter Fund today? Any amount that you can chip in will help. Who can stop Internet metering? YOU! Click here to give.
Steve, Reilly, Lindsey, Jacqui and Paul – The OpenMedia.ca Team
A couple things of note. The first few PayPal buttons have pre-filled amounts, so if you want to choose your own amount, choose the last button. And when entering the amounts, apparently it gets hissy if you don’t write the .00 part so $10.00, or $20.00, not $10 or $20. Gees!
And in case you’re wondering, the Steve in the signature is not our Steve.
I managed to make a donation, so hope it helps. If you want to do the same, there’s the info.